Tuesday, December 6, 2016
  1. China’s Civilizational Diplomacy

    Zaynab El Bernoussi

    China’s Civilizational Diplomacy

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     says the People's Republic is using its shared colonial history with the global South strategically.

    Plans for new Egyptian Capital displayed at Red Sea Resort Khaled Desouki/Getty Images

    China’s leadership on the world stage differs notably from the West’s, because it relies on addressing prospective partners on a more equal footing. In particular, China's emphasis on highlighting historical and cultural similarities helps to explain how it has expanded its sphere of influence so widely in recent years. READ MORE

  2. The Win-Win Fantasy of Liberal Democracy

    Kemal Derviş

    The Win-Win Fantasy of Liberal Democracy

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     argues that the failure to predict Brexit and Donald Trump was not just a matter of miscommunication.

    WEF in Davos Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

    Few analysts expected Britons to vote to leave the EU, or that Americans would choose Donald Trump as their next president, yet it did not take long for a consensus explanation of those miscalculations to emerge. When it comes to such complex and consequential developments, however, we should beware of facile reasoning. READ MORE

  3. El día del juicio final de Europa en diciembre

    Philipp Ther
  4. ¿Fillon puede derrotar a Le Pen?

    Hugo Drochon
  5. The Last Stand Against Populism

    Dominique Moisi

    The Last Stand Against Populism

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     considers the consequences of a right-wing populist victory in France's upcoming presidential election.

    Marine Le Pen Christophe Morin/IP3

    There was a time, immediately after German reunification in 1990, when many French feared Germany. Today, the roles are reversed: in the wake of the UK's Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s triumph in the US presidential election, France is facing the prospect of a populist victory that would pull up the EU's Franco-German anchor. READ MORE

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